The reason for this post is that I hear from so many of my friends across the country about the perception of South Dakota, and of South Dakotans. In traveling to various parts of the country, particularly the East Coast and California, most people are under the impression that we wear straw hats, overalls, our daily dialogue is filled with "you betcha's", and that we may even travel and live daily life much like people did in the Pioneer days.
South Dakota is a great place to live, grow, raise families, and work. We still have a steady housing market here, our primary employment here is in the medical and financial industries, we have a growing medical community with the funding of a new Sanford hospital research center and children's hospital. We have become a medical hub for the tri-state area. Because of the tax breaks for corporations, South Dakota has been very attractive for business. If you like the outdoors, this is your place. Drive just minutes outside of Sioux Falls for open prairies and rolling hills. Hunting, fishing, hiking and adventure abound in our great state. On another note, we actually wear and can purchase designer clothes, drive cars, and live in homes that are not prairie mud homes as seen on TV. OK, well, I am being a little sarcastic, but, the truth is that this is a great place to be.
Come check us out! IF you know of anyone considering moving here to our great state, have them contact me. I can get you in touch with local professionals for employment, housing, temporary lodging, banking and networking, ect as you either visit for leisure, or as you consider moving.